if sony intended to (hypothetically) exclude women from the conference, it's sexist by definition
. you don't decide what is and isn't sexism just because you think it is or isn't a big deal to you.
Fine! It's sexism! It's is the TECHNICAL DICTIONARY DEFINITION OF SEXISM. YOU ARE CORRECT IF WE EXAMINE IT FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF THE MOST BRUTAL SEMANTICS, which as anyone who has had an argument on Tigsource would know is the purest distilled form of being correct.
But is THIS what feminism has become? If a movement I found myself so involved in turned into this I would hang up my hat and call it quits. Seriously! Forgetting anything that feminism stands for for a moment (which is incredibly easy when you look at anyone relating to video games who seems to be trying to promote it) does any of this feel like it's on the path of progress? Does barking at men to put out a very successful female really help anyone? The men need to do the work of getting the women there, the women who have already succeeded needed to be put in a place of prominence. THE WOMEN YOU ARE PUTTING OUT THERE IS DRENCHED IN PRIVILEGE. DO YOU HOPE THAT HER PRIVILEGE MIGHT GAYLY DANCE ITSELF WITH THE PITTER PATTER OF PROGRESS TO SOME WOMAN WHO JUST NEEDS THAT LITTLE PUSH TO MAKE THE NEXT GREAT VIDEO GAME?
Oh my god, you POOR, POOR THING. Imagine living in a world that doesn't afford you constant validation and where you aren't bombarded with images of success coming from people who are vaguely shaped like you. And here comes you, with the NERVE to tell me that you need the smiling face of some goddess who has risen from all this adversity to prove to you that it's possible. because god forbid YOU'RE the woman who manages to get up on that stage through merit, and work, and PASSION. No, no! It's so much easier to just be WOMAN #3 on the checklist needed to avoid an unpleasant blog post.
IRONY OF IRONY, SONY HAS BEEN LIVING OFF OF BAD PR FOR TEN YEARS AND IT REALLY HASN'T HURT THEM. YOU DESERVE A FUCKING CHECK FOR ALL THE WORK YOU DO FOR THEM BY MAKING THEIR CAREFULLY CONSTRUCTED AND FOCUS TESTED MOLEHILLS INTO MOUNTAINS.
Yeah, I also hate women. Because I said so in that cherry-picked post you have there. Oh no, eva, please don't pull out the one where I take the time to explain how I think that legitimately identifying myself as a sexist is an idea that actively disgusts me. Please, use the one where I'm being transparently sardonic.
shut the fuck up little baby.
Don't co-opt an insult I endearingly slander myself with whenever I'm being an idiot.
Nobody is in the Dead Island demographic. At all. Man, woman, even those outside the gender binary can all join hands in a wonderful chorus of celebrating how fucking trash this game was. Seriously, THAT illustrates my point more than anything. It's not that people like you with similar ideals are these evil forces of good that I'm constantly trying to suppress because I'm a Never-Ending Story villain, it's because these issues fall so far on the list of things that I have to say about how I feel about video games, and how everyone should feel about video games. And yes, I can dictate that, because I'm one of the seven people alive who I feel are equipped to properly talk about video games without putting their foot in their mouths. Dead Island was one of the worst video games from this generation I've ever played, hyped up by one of the most terrible (But hey, I do have that place in my heart for ads that work) sappy child worshiping tragedy trailer that had nothing to do with the game, mired with tons of problems at launch, AND THEN IT MYSTERIOUSLY GETS A SEQUEL?
Holy shit, I am in traction over here that something so horrible could happen. This is a ★☆☆☆☆ game that we have convinced ourselves is worthy of even a second chance. It's like Dead Island went up to his parole board all smiles forgetting that he joined the Aryan Brotherhood and now has a swastika on his forehead. Jesus, who greenlit the funds to be poured into another one of these zombie games?
So what do we talk about here? THE STATUE THAT COMES WITH THE $100 VERSION OF THE GAME. Not only is the thing a box-chest 2/10 would not bang excuse for video game tat, but how oh how can you justify spending MORE money to play what is going to be another piece of shit game? Who is going to take the gamble on preordering a hyper expensive version of terrible for the sake of having an ugly hunk of plastic on their shelves. Whoever would display this in their room without having their irony reserves fucking MAXED OUT is so terrible beyond the scope of sexism. Holy shit, forget gender for a second here, there is some cosmic level of horrible just crashing together.
This is what I dislike about the way feminism tackles things. Is that all of a sudden something being sexist needs to sit proudly next to all these real issues. Everyone is unanimously going to say how terrible this is, with the exception of the WORST TYPE OF PERSON. But then the tactless and terrible need to sliiiiiide right on in and tell us that it's SEXIST! And then, this horrible vacuum of discussion happens. THE SAME DISCUSSION EVERY TIME, MIND YOU. Where one side tells the other to shut up because they don't care, and the other side tells the other to shut up because they don't care enough.
oh wait you mean YOU specifically lololloll. no one's ever argued that. because that would be insane, you STUPID FUCK. YEAH THESE COMPANIES MUST BE TARGETING THE ENTIRE FEMALE DEMOGRAPHIC MORE THAN THIS ONE INDIVIDUAL WITH "TASTES." guess what, the female demographic is individualistic too!
I don't think it's anywhere near as stratified as male demos, when talking about video games. That's not even a bad thing. Most gamers wouldn't pass my test of being pieces of shit based on their tastes.
YOURE AN INDIVIDUAL WITH OPINIONS AND PERSONALIZED TASTE BUT I MUST LOVE FACEBOOK STUFF BECAUSE I'M A WOMAN AND OF COLOR. HOLY FUCKING SHIT. MRM RETARD SUPREME
You can be left out of the cold too, you precious little snowflake. Congratulations on being left by the wayside by video games. JOIN THE CLUB, WE HAVE JACKETS. I ain't tripping over myself to buy something at the promise of sports and tits either. But that's what it's AIMED at. Two E3's ago the Microsoft presentation was all about sports and sport and sports. I'm not pitching a fit because someone out there is going to insinuate that this was done with the express purpose of roping in men.
B-but I'm a man and I don't like sports! But I'm a woman and I like sports! SHIT LIKE THIS EVA, THIS SHIT IS WHY YOUR KIND FEEL LIKE PARIAHS. It's because everyone is getting a fucking raw deal, we just don't have this obnoxious banner to sit under and sing songs about how terrible everyone else is.
I CARE ABOUT VIDEO GAMES, PERHAPS MORE THAN YOU, AND MY DUM FRIENDS CAN ATTEST TO THAT. AND SHOCKINGLY I'M NOT "PEOPLE LIKE YOU."
YOU PIECE OF SHIT.
NOBODY LOVES VIDEO GAMES MORE THAN ME.
So how about YOU shut the fuck up and quit crying, and leave MY hobby alone.
Eva, seriously, you can't put a capstone on your argument with 'shut the fuck up'. If anything, that's just a really poor way to end things when you consider where you're coming from. You yourself are very tired of being told to hush up, to sit down and go with the flow, so why is okay for you to tell people with dissenting opinions to shut their mouths? And you using Men's Rights, without any irony, as an insult? And with no repercussions from anyone but myself! Jeez, Eva, you got me legitimately scared to post this stuff, do you realize that? Every time I post I feel like CA Sinclair is reaching a little closer to his holster... It must be so terrible to post nothing but poorly spelled garbage and win the entire forum over to your side. Poor Eva, ever the victim!
So you know what, I'm not going to ask you to get out of my hobby. Oh no! I can do worse than that! You get to stay! You get to be tucked right into the roiling horde of idiots who are ruining things, in that comfy cozy little niche who just so happens to be every idiot who is making things worse. You're not an outsider, you're another miserable reminder that THIS is what video games are now. Just kick off your shoes and stay a while, because like everyone else I know you don't have any plans of getting out any time soon.